The Charity Commission has issued guidance on its new power to issue official warnings to charities. Alice Faure Walker and Emma Knuckey explore what the new power means for charities.
In this week's Briefing, registered charities in England and Wales can now apply to register with the Fundraising Regulator; two pieces of Charity Commission guidance have been updated; the Government has launched its Brexit website; and New Philanthropy Capital has published a new report.
Employment Insight - Clarity on the limits to a data controller’s obligations when dealing with DSARs >
Employees, as data subjects, have the right to find out what information their employer is holding about them by exercising their right to make a data subject access request (‘DSAR’) under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA’).
In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has begun a consultation on how it should approach registering organisations that promote complementary and alternative medicines; the Office of Tax Simplification has published an interim report on its review of the UK's VAT system; A4ID has published a summary of EU registration option for NGIs considering how to respond to Brexit; and the King's Fun has published its response to the Spring Budget.
It is not just presidential candidates who need to be aware of the dangers of using a personal email account for business matters. When a charity receives a data subject access request, staff and trustees may be required to disclose information held on personal email accounts or mobile phones.
UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between 1 July and 30 September 2016 (“the specified period”).
Last week’s Supreme Court decision in Newbigin (VO) v S J & J Monk is being heralded as some much needed good news for property developers.
The Charity & Social Enterprise team are pleased to announce their Spring 2017 Update.
In this week's Briefing, NCVO is to set up an independent commission to carry out a full review of the charity tax system; the Dormant Assets Commission has identified up to £2bn of untapped assets which could be redirected to good causes; and New Philanthropy Capital has published a guide for funders “Making your funding go further”.
In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has issued a regulatory alert warning charities against using cash couriers following a number of recent cases involving the seizure of charitable funds; the Department of Health has published guidance aimed at people who buy social care services; the Local Government Association has updated its guide to publicity.
Sung-Hyui Park recently joined BWB as a Senior Associate. As a former banking lawyer specialising in lending and M&A transactions, Sung-Hyui comes to BWB with a wealth of experience and technical expertise she hopes to use for the benefit of clients working in the social investment market.
Bates Wells Braithwaite is pleased to announce our new role as a corporate partner of the Institute of Legacy Management, the membership body for charity legacy professionals.
Caritas Anchor House has a rich history, marked by their desire to offer hope and support to those who need it most. Established in the 1960s to provide temporary accommodation to out-of-work seafarers, they now provide support to those affected by homelessness.
A common complaint about SIBs is that they are complicated. Often the appropriate response to this is, ‘of course they are’. The aim is to create new forms of service delivery, working with service users with multiple issues. They involve a range of stakeholders who share some common objectives (based around the intended social impact) but also have their own organisational imperatives. David Hunter talks about two recent SIBs on which he and BWB have advised.
Big Society Capital (BSC) announced the launch of its new “Crowd Match Fund” on 7 December.
When you’re focussing on managing your company and making it grow, it can be easy to overlook some of the basic requirements your company must adhere to in order to be legally complaint, one of these being information requirements.